Fontana Mazda Drivers Take A Spin In The 2020 Mazda3
There are plenty of run-of-the-mill compact cars on the market today. Most of them don’t offer anything to excite drivers. The 2020 Mazda3 is the exception to the rule that says compacts must be boring. First, there’s the Mazda3’s head-turning looks and luxurious cabin. The interior materials have been crafted with quality in mind, in contrast with the cheap plastic offered in many competing models. Fontana Mazda shoppers particularly like the Mazda3’s engaging driving dynamics, which makes this little compact car so much fun to drive.
The 2020 Mazda3 is available as a sedan or a hatchback at the Mazda dealer near Fontana and dealerships across the country. The Mazda3 gets a few changes for 2020. Notably, all sedan models now come standard with Mazda’s i-Activsense safety suite. These advanced safety features were formerly standard on Mazda3 hatchbacks as well as the upper sedan trims.
The automotive media continues to be solidly behind the 2020 Mazda3, with Autotrader writing: “While most compact cars try to impress with good fuel economy or sporting intentions, the 2020 Mazda3 puts them all to shame, offering seductive styling, an impressive list of available features and an interior that wouldn't look out of place in a $50,000 luxury car. Mazda's attention to detail is evident throughout the Mazda3.”
Plenty Of Trim Levels In The Mazda3
Buyers can select the 2020 Mazda3 in one of four trim levels (called packages by Mazda), listed as base, Select, Preferred and Premium. All models are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. All models get standard front-wheel drive. The Mazda3 is one of the only cars in its segment to offer AWD, which is optional on the Select, Preferred and Premium trims.
The 2020 Madza3 gets EPA-estimated fuel economy up to 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway for front-wheel-drive sedan models with cylinder deactivation technology.*
The Mazda3’s cabin is decidedly upscale, something that’s even evident on the base trim, which comes with an elegant black interior and cloth seats. Most of the other trims come with faux leather seats, while the upper trims come with genuine leather upholstery. The Mazda3’s infotainment system includes an 8.8-inch screen that can be controlled by a user-friendly rotary knob.
The driver and passengers will stay comfortable, even on long trips. The seating position provides outstanding outward visibility. Sedan models get 13 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk, while hatchbacks provide 20 cubic feet. Both models feature 60/40-split rear seats that fold flat to create even more cargo space.
The 2020 Mazda3 received the highest marks of Good in all IIHS crash tests, and the agency named the Mazda3 a Top Safety Pick+. The NHTSA gave the 2020 Mazda3 its top rating of five stars.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.